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15th January 2020
Poets of the Fall Performs "King of Fools
[Alexander Theatre Session / Episode One]

Earlier this month, Poets of the Fall teased a new video series filmed at Alexander Theater (Aleksanterin Teatteri) in Helsinki that would span throughout 2020.

These intimate recordings will see the band returning to some of their tracks, both recent and classic, for a special acoustic edition that they're describing as "raw and unplugged". There will be twelve episodes in total spanning throughout the entire year, with new videos being posted on a monthly basis on their YouTube channel and audio-recordings of the songs available through the band's Spotify.

The first episode is out now and features a soft and personal rendition of King of Fools from their album, Carnival of Rust (2006). You can watch the full session below!

A bit of information about the band: Although two of the band members were involved in Remedy's original Max Payne title, officially the band's relationship started back in 2003 with Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne. For the game, Poets created their first song, Late Goodbye based on a poem by Sam Lake, after a conversation between Marko and Sam about the formation of his new group.

Almost a decade later, the band returned for studio's next game, Alan Wake, creating the custom songs The Poet and the Muse and Children of the Elder God under their alter-ego Old Gods of Asgard. Their song War, from their album, Twilight Theater, also made an appearance in the game. They returned again two years later for Alan Wake's American Nightmare, with the songs Balance Slays the Demon and The Happy Song (the latter also appearing in the album Temple of Thought).

The song Labyrinth from their Clearview album was inspired by Quantum Break; initially created for the game, issues outside of both parties' control led it to be linked to the game but not featured in it. But in 2019, the band and studio once again announced the continuation of their partnership, this time bringing Take Control to the table, which was used during the Control's memorable Ashtray Maze sequence.


Formerly "Vanguard"

The Crossfire Series

The Control Series

The Quantum Break Series

The Alan Wake Series

The Max Payne Series



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